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    The company does offer short and long term disability insurance.

    The short term starts 14 days after all leave time is used and pays for 24 weeks.

    The long term starts 180 days after all leave is used which I take is two days before the short term payments stop.
    The problem is the long term is not very long, a maximum of 2 years and Terry's disability is expected to be lifetime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProfessionalLocator View Post
    The company does offer short and long term disability insurance.

    The short term starts 14 days after all leave time is used and pays for 24 weeks.

    The long term starts 180 days after all leave is used which I take is two days before the short term payments stop.
    The problem is the long term is not very long, a maximum of 2 years and Terry's disability is expected to be lifetime.
    If it's lifetime disabled, he might want to start the process of full disability asap. It takes a long time to get approved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daman1 View Post
    If it's lifetime disabled, he might want to start the process of full disability asap. It takes a long time to get approved.
    I sent that suggestion to apply for SSA disability on to the people going to see his wife. Looks like he will need to give her a power of attorney as he cannot use his hands or even speak.

    Still 4 more surgeries needed and what they are hoping for is to restore the use of his arms and hands. We hope he will one day through determination and effort he will walk again but doctors say little to no chance of that.

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    Terry has developed pneumonia, has a high fever and is not responding to treatment.

    He still has four more sureyies to go through.

    He still has no movement below his neck except to slightly move his shoulders.

    He cannot speak and they are trying to teach him to communicate be blinking or moving his lips.

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    Yesterday they attempted to do the next needed surgery on Terry. It is critically needed and there is a danger of not surviving the surgery.

    The surgery was cancelled because as they sedated him his breathing failed even though he is on a ventilator.

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    Terry is too weak for the needed surgery. The are going to keep his head/spine locked in position for as much as the next six months. The prospects of regaining the use of his hands and arms looks bad.

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    Sad to hear about your friend ProLo, seems like it is gonna be a long, hard road to some semblance of recovery.
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    Hang in there PL !
    wise men talk because they have something to say and fools because they have to say something....plato

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    Default Re: Terry Baker, badly injuried

    Any updated news on Terry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vahomboy View Post
    Any updated news on Terry?
    Sorry for the late reply, missed your post when it came out.

    Through a device Terry can talk. No use of arms, legs, body. A large bed sore the size of a dinner plate on his back was last heard was starting to heal finaly. It was a deep sore and his bones were exposed. They have moved him but I do not know where too. Last heard the prospects of regaining use of arms, legs and body were poor. His wife does not like to talk about this so information is sparse.

    The woman that hit him has another pretrial court date 6/22/15. The main charge is a felony charge of Assault : Maim While DWI. `

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    The woman who hit Terry's car, Dina Lee Miller, pleaded guilty in return for five years of sentence suspended. She was given on the remaining charges two 5 year and one 1 year sentence to be served consecutively for 11 years of prison time of the 16 years imposed.

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    The article said she showed little to no remorse. How do people get like that? I just wish sending her to prison would do some good for the family. Now we all have to pay to keep her in a cage. I'm sure his wife and kids would rather have him healthy at home but part of me wishes she'd been sentenced to work release and all her wages for the next 11 years be given to the family of Terry Baker.
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    https://www.gofundme.com/96vvexnc

    At the request of Tery's wife I made no further posts containing information. Now I find there is a Go Fund Me page so I can post about that.
    The fund only raised $1,100. So if anybody can give something it would help. For those short on funds I have suggestion. We often have more overtime we case to work and turn it down. If I were still able to work I would take some of those end of day hours or a 8 hour weekend shift. Take the net after taxes and donate that. Can anybody work a day for terry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCableVine View Post
    Very sad to hear. I am constantly aware of traffic around me when I'm working and I've become that little ol' lady driver. I don't want anything like this to happen to me.

    Although his accident wasn't work related, it is a reminder to all locators that at anytime we could become the victim of a drunk driver or even a distracted driver. We should all be 100% aware of all traffic around us at all times.
    Iím the same way while locating. Always looking for a safe position to complete the locates.

    Sometimes thereís nothing you can do when fate has your number.

    I was a pedestrian, walking on a side walk, far from the road... and a car jumped the curbside I was struck by a drunk driver at age 27.
    I almost lost my legs. It was a long two year recovery and many surgeries. You could not tell today unless I wear shorts.

    I donít want to talk stink about Stake Center but allegedly A fellow locator rolled over on interstate and was seriously injured while on the clock with stake center. They sent him to locate far away from his home. On the way back another vehicle without insurance side swiped locator causing him to lose control of vehicle at highway speed and roll over several times coming to stop in a ditch.
    The locator said that stake center didnít give him shit and he could not sue because stake center locating services does not carry uninsured motorist insurance. And the other one who caused accident didnít have any insurance either.

    So I feel terrible for Terry but Stake Center AKA S&N talk is cheap. They wasnít there for me when I was strong armed out the door or this other locator when he rolled over. Thatís all Iím saying

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